CHURCH HISTORY IIIB (CH3-B)

COURSE OVERVIEW

A one-semester course, worth five high school credits.  This course is essential for rounding out a young Catholic's understanding of Church history and modern political movements in the U.S. and Europe.  C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition is added as the companion book to the main text, The History of the Church, Chapters 15-21.

ORDERING INFORMATION

Basic information about the books and materials for this course follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

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Semester 1: U.S. Studies IB Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, . Softcover coil-bound workbook.
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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Student study guides and course plans for the first semester of the U.S. Studies, B Track cycle. Designed to work in conjunction with STAA advisor support, our live classes, or the "Independent Study with Online Support" option, the STAA Study Guides include weekly reading plans, assignment directions, reflection topics, and gradebooks for the semester and help prepare students for the weekly, graded online quizzes. This guide includes multiple subjects. To further personalize your student's plan, single-subject study guides are available at www.shop.staahomeschool.com.

The History of the Church: Student Text, Complete Edition

  • Author: Peter V. Armenio (The Didache Series)
  • Publisher/Copyright: Midwest Theological Forum, 2005. Print.
  • ISBN: 1890177466        978-1890177461
  • Supplier: Midwest Theological Forum
Hardcover; 816 pages; 22 chapters. This text is used in Church History I, II, and III. The workbook and teacher's manual are not needed. Order the COMPLETE edition, not the semester edition of the student text. This is a non-consumable text that will be used by a single student during most of high school and can be passed on to younger siblings; it is best to purchase the text rather than rent it. Direct link to ordering page on the publisher's website: https://www.theologicalforum.org/ProductInformation.aspx?BrowseBy=Category&CategoryId=106&ProductId=312.

Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition, The

  • Author: C.S. Lewis with annotations by Paul McCusker
  • Publisher/Copyright: HarperOne, 2013. Print.
  • ISBN: 0062023179        978-0062023179
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
Annotated edition, hardcover, 272 pages. "The Screwtape Letters" was originally published in 1942.

The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition

  • Publisher/Copyright: Ignatius Press, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 0898708338        978-0898708332
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
While we use this edition of the Bible, any Catholic version in hardcover or paperback will suffice.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

  • Author: U.S. Catholic Church
  • Publisher/Copyright: USCCB Publishing, 2000. Print.
  • ISBN: 0385479670        978-0385479677
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
846 pages. Any edition from any publisher will do. It is standard practice to reference the Catechism as "CCC" in print. The STAA course plans follow this practice.

STAA Student Zone

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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone
There are online resources such as weekly reading quizzes, special downloads, advisor support through the Q & A forum, occasional slide shows or videos, and more for this course. To activate your student's online access, 1) submit the Course Registration form after your annual planning appointment, 2) register for the live class, or 3) register for the "Independent Study with Online Support Option." After completing one of the registration options, students (and teaching-parents) may use their usernames and passwords to sign into the member site. The STAA Student Zone is available each school year from August 1 to July 15.

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

  • Author: Thomas E. Woods Jr
  • Publisher/Copyright: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2005. Print.
  • ISBN: 0895260387        978-0895260383
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
280 pages.

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Fall Live Class: Church History IIIB

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Small-group, advisor-led live online class for students in Grades 8 through 12 that meets every other academic week of the first semester. Advisor grading of assignments is also available for students registered for this live class.



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